Triumph MX2 Team Riders Named
Monster Energy Triumph Racing revealed its two racers for the debut MX2 season in 2024. Mikkel Haarup and Camden McLellan are set to pilot the all-new Triumph motocross bike in the upcoming MXGP series, which kicks off with the MXGP of Patagonia-Argentina on March 10, 2024. Haarup continues to be a consistent podium contender, while McLellan is the up-and-comer who showed signs of potential during the 2023 season.
“To get the opportunity to be a part of a factory team like Monster Energy Triumph Racing doesn’t come around very often,” said Haarup. “I’m extremely proud to be joining Triumph for the 2024 season and it means a great deal to me. We have all the right people in place within this team and the support from everyone involved has been amazing. I am looking forward to showing what this new bike can do during 2024 and I can’t wait to start racing!”
“I’m honored to be one of two riders to get the opportunity to join this team and become part of its history,” McLellan added. “I’ve really been blown away by both the performance of the bike and the insane work ethic and intent of the whole crew. We’ve just started testing, and already I’m more than comfortable on the bike and it’s only going to get better as we continue to fine-tune things. My goal next year is to go out and be a title contender, but I don’t want to get too ahead of myself.”
Following the unveiling of the Monster Energy Triumph Racing MX2 race bike at the FIM Motocross of Nations, Mikkel began testing with the team in Spain at a variety of different tracks and was joined by Camden in early November. Initial feedback is incredibly positive, with both riders and Monster Energy Triumph Racing fully focused on the 2024 MX2 Motocross World Championship.
“We are excited to welcome Mikkel and Camden to the Monster Energy Triumph Racing team,” said team manager Vincent Bereni. “Our testing program began right after the Motocross of Nations, and we will continue our race machine development throughout the winter.
“Mikkel is a very experienced rider in the MX2 class and this is very important to Triumph. He has already shown impressive speed and skill on the bike, and with his motivation, combined with our team’s work ethic and experience, we will work hard to achieve our goals. As for Camden, he not only impressed us during the 2023 season, but I feel like the whole paddock was impressed by his speed and consistency. We are very fortunate and very excited to have Camden on the team and I strongly believe that we can take his ability to the next level in 2024. For now, we will continue testing in readiness for the new season and we can’t wait to get things underway in Argentina.”CN
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